December 18, 2018

Roku Offers Many 4k Player Options

by Lon Seidman & Goldie Chan | December 18, 2018 5:50 PM

Lon Seidman Roku, of the first makers of video streaming boxes, continues to lead the market with no less than seven different offerings. We’ve tested them all and think the Roku Streaming Stick+ offers the best balance of features, performance, and price.

Extra Extra! & Op-Ed

Some Customers Say Transition From AT&T To Frontier Has Been Bumpy

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Oct 29, 2014 2:41pm

Customers who previously had AT&T Inc. landline, Internet, and video services were switched over to Stamford-based Frontier Communications over this past weekend and, for many, it’s been a bumpy transition.

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OP-ED | On the Occasion of the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

by Edison Liu
Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:22pm

On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington.

OP-ED | Of Smartphones & Middle Age

by Barth Keck
Posted: Oct 11, 2014 10:49am

To app or not to app. That is the question. At least that’s the question for this skeptical, 50-something English teacher.

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NASA Astronaut Delivers UConn Commencement Address from Orbit

by Lon Seidman
Posted: May 11, 2014 9:48am

NASA Astronaut and UConn alum Rick Mastracchio gave the commencement address for the UConn School of Engineering from the International Space Station May 10.

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Frederick J. Leonberger to Receive 2014 Connecticut Medal of Technology

by Lon Seidman
Posted: May 9, 2014 4:13pm

Dr. Frederick J. Leonberger will receive the 2014 Connecticut Medal of Technology at the 39th Annual Meeting & Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell.

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CTTechJunkie Talks Gigabit Speeds on The Colin McEnroe Show

by Lon Seidman
Posted: May 1, 2014 11:24pm

WNPR / CHION WOLF Is your connection to cyberspace fast enough? CTTechJunkie helped answer the question on The Colin McEnroe Show on May 1, exploring what it will take to bring gigabit speeds to Connecticut towns.

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GPS Satellite Launches from Cape Canaveral

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Feb 21, 2014 1:09pm

Jay Patterson Photo Jay Patterson snapped this photo yesterday of a Delta IV rocket launching a GPS satellite to orbit. 

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Google Launches 2014 Doodle Contest for Connecticut Students

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Feb 4, 2014 5:39pm

Google is launching their Doodle contest, giving students in all 50 states the opportunity to compete for a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 educational technology grant for their school.

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Next Stop? Mars

by Jay Patterson
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 12:32am

NASA’s latest mission to the red planet, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) lifted off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral air force station on top of an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket November 18.

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Connecticut, 36 Other States Settle Safari Browser Privacy Dispute with Google

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 2:59pm

Connecticut, along with 36 other states and the District of Columbia, will collect $17 million from Google after the company allegedly circumvented privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser.

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Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Displays Waterbury Elementary Students’ Travel Bug From Orbit

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Nov 13, 2013 10:05am

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio showed off a Geocaching Travelbug given to him by Waterbury elementary school students from the Cupola on the International Space Station.

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Connecticut Awards Grants for 56 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 2:45pm

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that grants have been awarded to help with the installation of 56 publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Connecticut.

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Where We Live | Coding and Its Importance in a High Tech Society

Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:18am

CTTechJunkie’s Lon Seidman was a guest on WNPR’s Where We Live to discuss “coding literacy” in the wake of’s ongoing issues.

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VIDEO | Former Owner of Lavabit Details How US Spying Forced Him Out of Business

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Oct 28, 2013 9:12am

Ladar Levison was the founder and owner of secure email service Lavabit that was shut down earlier this year after he was forced to turn the site’s encryption keys over to the government.

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Veteran Astronaut from Connecticut Prepares for Next Launch, Followers Turn to Twitter

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Oct 10, 2013 12:15pm

NASA will be among the agencies contributing crew members on upcoming missions to the International Space Station this fall, including a veteran astronaut who grew up in Waterbury.

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National Plug In Car Day Gets Local at CCSU September 29

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 5:02pm

Car rallies are often known for the purr (or roar) of finely tuned engines, but the electric cars participating in Sunday’s rally at Central Connecticut State University won’t make much noise at all on their seven mile journey.

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Solar Power Game Changer at NCSU?

by Science Daily
Posted: Sep 8, 2013 11:10am

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OP-ED | We’re Just One Step Ahead Of The Robots

by Leo Canty
Posted: Sep 1, 2013 11:05am

Leo Canty pens an op-ed for the Courant highlighting the ongoing "robot revolution," a wave of automation that is undercutting the economy by replacing humans with machines.

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Local Innovators Finding Early Success

by CTNextDaily
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:44pm

Last Thursday’s LaunchHaven was a reminder of the quality and variety of great ideas within the Connecticut startup community.

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Himes Comments on the Latest NSA Revelations

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Aug 16, 2013 5:29pm

U.S. Rep Jim Himes, a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a statement this afternoon in response to a Washington Post article that revealed the NSA violated its own rules for electronic surveillance 2,776 times.

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AT&T Names John Emra Connecticut President

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 10:51am

AT&T announced that the company’s regional vice president for external and legislative affairs, John Emra, will be its new Connecticut President.

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Comcast Launching New X1 Cable Box

by Hartford Courant
Posted: Jul 23, 2013 7:44am

The clunky, noisy, technologically dated cable box is finally getting a makeover. For area Comcast subscribers, it starts Tuesday with the official availability of the X1 video-service platform powered by an Internet-equipped set-top box.

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The Price of Electric Vehicles Is Falling; Is It Time To Buy?

by Forbes
Posted: Jul 15, 2013 12:03pm

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CTTechJunkie Appears on Fox61’s The Real Story

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:44am

CTTechJunkie writer Lon Seidman appeared on Fox61’s The Real Story on Sunday, June 16. Warning: The video will start playing the moment you click the link.

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Game Console Wars Heat Up at E3 2013

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Jun 11, 2013 11:42am

The annual E3 video gaming conference is underway in Los Angeles, and the big console makers are showing off new hardware they hope will help them dominate the multibillion dollar industry.

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October 24, 2018

Retro Video Games a Growing Niche Business

by Lon Seidman | Oct 24, 2018 4:46pm

Analogue Video game fans of a certain age are rediscovering the old classics and driving demand for new hardware and ports of their favorite classic games from the 80’s and 90’s.

July 12, 2017

ANALYSIS | Can Comcast Be Trusted to Preserve Net Neutrality? My Experience As A Local Regulator

by Lon Seidman | Jul 12, 2017 12:39pm
Posted to: Analysis | Consumer Watchdog | Government 2.0 | LON.TV | Net Neutrality | Opinion | Politics 2.0 | Tech Biz

Today is Net Neutrality Day.

In the early 2000’s I served on a local Comcast regulatory committee. Here are a few of my experiences holding the company accountable and how their lobbyists were able to quickly change laws that they didn’t like. This is a snippet from my Weekly Wrapup show at

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Goldie Chan contributed to the production of this video.

November 1, 2016

New MacBook Pro Laptops (finally) Announced

by Lon Seidman | Nov 1, 2016 10:20pm

Apple Inc. Apple finally announced a refresh to their Macbook Pro line of laptops, the first major redesign of the product in more than four and a half years.

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October 31, 2016

Lon.TV Weekly Video Wrap-up #123

by Lon Seidman | Oct 31, 2016 10:55pm

This week I give my thoughts on the new Macbook Pro’s, the advantages of VPN services, why I never profile Firefox on the channel, and eating old stuff.

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March 29, 2016

LON.TV | Weekly Wrapup 92 - Brands Behaving Badly, Favorite Android Emulators, VR Thoughts and More!

by Lon Seidman | Mar 29, 2016 10:17pm
Posted to: LON.TV | Review

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March 24, 2016

LON.TV | Weekly Wrapup 91

by Lon Seidman | Mar 24, 2016 11:16am
Posted to: LON.TV | Review

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November 24, 2015

Blue Origin’s Historic Rocket Landing

by Lon Seidman | Nov 24, 2015 12:04pm
Posted to: Research & Development | Spaceflight | Startups | Tech Biz

Huge accomplishment by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin - they achieved a successful rocket launch and vertical landing:

June 28, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Disintegrates Shortly After Launch

by Jay Patterson and Lon Seidman | Jun 28, 2015 12:43pm

Jay Patterson photo An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated shortly after liftoff Sunday on a space station resupply mission.

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April 29, 2015

VIDEO : Apple Watch Review

by Lon Seidman | Apr 29, 2015 12:44am

Smart watches are the next wave of personal computing devices (whether we need them or not), and Apple is hoping to lure its millions of iPhone users to its new wearable platform called Apple Watch.

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April 22, 2015

Joan A. Steitz to Receive 2015 Connecticut Medal of Science

by Staff Report | Apr 22, 2015 10:15pm

CT CASE PRESS RELEASE - Professor Joan A. Steitz has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Science for her pioneering work in understanding the structure and function of RNA. She will accept the award at the 40th Annual Meeting & Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell Hotel.

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